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Posted on June 25, 2020
 
In Episode 20 Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc talk with iTech Solutions’ Richie Palma about navigating the new virtual space and the impact that it has had on events, customer engagement, and overall industry education.

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Posted on May 13, 2020
 
In Episode 19 Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc talk with iTech Solutions’ Richie Palma about How to Promote IBM i to Your Business.

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Posted on April 1, 2020
 
In Episode 18 Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc talk about IBM i technologies to know about while working remotely and some of the best practices to follow.

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Posted on March 20, 2020
 
In Episode 17 Laurie LeBlanc talks to Ron Dolan and Richie Palma from iTech Solutions about if your company starts talking about going off platform, what you can do and what you need to think about.

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Posted on February 19, 2020
 
Maybe you’ve seen the Power Roadmaps, or have even asked: “What’s the future of IBM i and Power Systems”? In Episode 16, Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc answer this question and talk about the Staying Power of Power Systems and the future of IBM i. 

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Posted on January 22, 2020
 
In this episode, Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc talk with Carl Novit, Vice President and owner of Foodservice & Restaurant Supply (FRS), about his experience with iTech Solutions and how iTech was able to reduce his recovery time objectives when doing his DR and HA.

Interested in learning more? Click here to read the full case study.

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Posted on December 19, 2019
 
In this episode, Laurie LeBlanc talks with some of the next generation IBM i professionals; Richie Palma from iTech Solutions, Steven McIver from O’Reilly Auto Parts, Marina Schwenk from Everbrite, and Ajay Gomez from Profound Logic. Listen as they discuss how they ended up working on IBM i, challenges faced on the platform and advice they would other young professionals just starting out in this industry.

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Posted on December 3, 2019
 
In this episode, guest host Heather Dinho talks to some of the women on the team at iTech Solutions (Amy Upton, Laurie LeBlanc, Peg Tuttle and Yvonne Enselman) on what it means to be a woman in tech.

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Posted on November 20, 2019

Most IBM i customers have an ERP package on their IBM Power server that runs their business.  Typically, a small or mid-sized company can comfortably operate with one Power9 core activation, that provides a CPW of 13,125.  The IBM Power9 model S914 has two processor options, a 4-core, and a 6-core.  Which one do you get if you only need 1 core activation?  The 4-core server is physically the same as the 6-core server, except for the processor and the other differences shown in the table below.

Feature 4-core 6-core
Maximum Cores 4 6
Maximum Memory 64GB 1TB
Maximum Internal Disk Drives 10 (283GB HDD or 387GB SSD) 672, many HDD & SSD sizes
BUS Expansion None 1 drawer – 6 adapter slots
Software Tier Group P05 P10

Let’s discuss each of these differences in more detail:

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Posted on November 15, 2019
 
In this episode, Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc talk with Richie Palma from the iTech team on 7.2 End of Support ( POWER7, POWER7+, 7.2) and what it means.

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Posted on November 7, 2019
 
In this episode, Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc talk with Steve Pitcher from the iTech team on the latest technology refreshes and what has changed in the last 6 months.

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Posted on October 28, 2019
 
In this episode, Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc talk with Nathan Williams from the iTech team on Keeping Your IBM i, FSP, and HMC up to date with the latest PTF .

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Posted on October 7, 2019
 
In this episode, Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc talk with Steve Pitcher from the iTech team on How to Recover and How to Recovery Quickly and Minimize Downtime.

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Posted on September 30, 2019
 
In this episode, Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc talk with Becki Wagoner from May Trucking about her recently released case study in IBM Systems Magazine, detailing her move to a POWER8 machine.

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Posted on August 29, 2019
 
In this episode, Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc talk with iTech Solutions’ Nathan Williams about installing a POWER9.

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